The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 70 127 110
Rank change year-on-year
+57 -17
Permanent jobs citing SLA 252 122 189
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 3.42% 1.80% 2.37%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.87% 23.78% 35.93%
Number of salaries quoted 212 102 169
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £20,250 £19,500
10% offered a salary of more than £66,750 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
SLA
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
744 513 526
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 10.10% 7.55% 6.60%
Number of salaries quoted 629 373 468
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £22,700
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing SLA across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

SLA Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

SLA
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SLA across the North West region.

SLA Salary Trend in the North West

SLA
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SLA across the North West region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

SLA Salary Histogram in the North West

SLA
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the North West region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +20 103 £37,000 +4.22% 14
Cheshire +44 100 £34,500 -7.69% 7
Merseyside +25 23 £32,500 -5.79% 1
Lancashire +10 18 £42,500 +54.54%
Cumbria - 7 £57,500 - 2
SLA
England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing SLA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited SLA.

1 181 (38.51%) ITIL
2 165 (35.11%) Finance
3 138 (29.36%) Microsoft
4 116 (24.68%) Windows
5 112 (23.83%) SQL
6 105 (22.34%) Service Delivery
7 91 (19.36%) Service Management
8 86 (18.30%) MS Excel
9 72 (15.32%) MS Office
9 72 (15.32%) Active Directory
10 67 (14.26%) Oracle
11 66 (14.04%) SQL Server
12 57 (12.13%) VMware
13 54 (11.49%) Change Management
14 53 (11.28%) Degree
15 52 (11.06%) Disaster Recovery
15 52 (11.06%) Project Management
16 51 (10.85%) Financial Institution
16 51 (10.85%) VMware Infrastructure
17 50 (10.64%) HP
18 47 (10.00%) Risk Management
19 46 (9.79%) UNIX
20 45 (9.57%) Problem Management
20 45 (9.57%) Cisco
20 45 (9.57%) Analytical Skills
21 43 (9.15%) Java
22 41 (8.72%) Stakeholder Management
22 41 (8.72%) .NET
23 38 (8.09%) Web Services
23 38 (8.09%) Agile Software Development

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing SLA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited SLA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 30 (6.38%) MS Exchange
2 14 (2.98%) SharePoint
3 11 (2.34%) IBM Notes
4 10 (2.13%) JBoss
5 9 (1.91%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (1.28%) CMS
7 5 (1.06%) Apache
7 5 (1.06%) Tomcat
8 4 (0.85%) WebSphere Application Server
8 4 (0.85%) WebSphere
8 4 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (0.85%) TPMS
8 4 (0.85%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (0.64%) Oracle Service Bus
10 2 (0.43%) TIBCO EMS
10 2 (0.43%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (0.43%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.43%) IIS
Applications
1 86 (18.30%) MS Excel
2 72 (15.32%) MS Office
3 3 (0.64%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.43%) MS Project
5 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (2.98%) SAP CO
2 13 (2.77%) SAP FI/CO
2 13 (2.77%) SAP FI
3 12 (2.55%) Oracle EBS R12
4 11 (2.34%) Oracle Payables
4 11 (2.34%) Oracle Receivables
4 11 (2.34%) Oracle Financials
4 11 (2.34%) Oracle Assets
4 11 (2.34%) Oracle General Ledger
5 10 (2.13%) Oracle AGIS
5 10 (2.13%) Oracle Applications
6 6 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
6 6 (1.28%) Dynamics AX
7 5 (1.06%) Oracle EBS
7 5 (1.06%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
8 4 (0.85%) Remedy ITSM
9 3 (0.64%) Oracle 11i
10 2 (0.43%) BusinessWorks
10 2 (0.43%) SAP MDM
10 2 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.13%) Office 365
2 9 (1.91%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (1.49%) SaaS
3 7 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 38 (8.09%) LAN
2 35 (7.45%) WAN
3 25 (5.32%) SAN
3 25 (5.32%) Wireless
4 23 (4.89%) TCP/IP
4 23 (4.89%) DNS
5 21 (4.47%) Wi-Fi
6 18 (3.83%) VoIP
7 16 (3.40%) Firewall
7 16 (3.40%) Internet
8 15 (3.19%) DHCP
9 14 (2.98%) NAS
10 9 (1.91%) iSCSI
10 9 (1.91%) Ethernet
10 9 (1.91%) DECT
10 9 (1.91%) BGP
11 8 (1.70%) Network Security
11 8 (1.70%) MPLS
12 7 (1.49%) Intranet
12 7 (1.49%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (14.04%) SQL Server
2 31 (6.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 17 (3.62%) DB2
4 15 (3.19%) Data Warehouse
5 14 (2.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 14 (2.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 10 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
7 9 (1.91%) DTS
8 8 (1.70%) Crystal Reports
8 8 (1.70%) MySQL
8 8 (1.70%) Hadoop
9 7 (1.49%) Big Data
10 5 (1.06%) Oracle Database
11 4 (0.85%) SQL Server 2005
11 4 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
11 4 (0.85%) MS Access
12 3 (0.64%) Oracle Discoverer
12 3 (0.64%) Relational Database
12 3 (0.64%) PostgreSQL
13 2 (0.43%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 13 (2.77%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (1.28%) Subversion
3 3 (0.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (0.64%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (0.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.21%) MSI
5 1 (0.21%) Visual Studio
General
1 165 (35.11%) Finance
2 51 (10.85%) Financial Institution
3 28 (5.96%) Retail
4 27 (5.74%) Telecoms
5 25 (5.32%) Back Office
6 14 (2.98%) Banking
7 10 (2.13%) Legal
8 8 (1.70%) Advertising
9 7 (1.49%) Local Government
10 6 (1.28%) Manufacturing
11 5 (1.06%) Billing
12 4 (0.85%) Publishing
12 4 (0.85%) Law
13 3 (0.64%) Marketing
14 2 (0.43%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 125 (26.60%) Analyst
2 74 (15.74%) Service Manager
3 61 (12.98%) Service Analyst
4 55 (11.70%) Support Analyst
5 50 (10.64%) Service Desk Analyst
6 47 (10.00%) Developer
7 35 (7.45%) Consultant
8 34 (7.23%) Applications Support
9 26 (5.53%) Support Engineer
9 26 (5.53%) IT Services Manager
10 23 (4.89%) Administrator
11 20 (4.26%) Services Delivery Manager
11 20 (4.26%) Delivery Manager
12 19 (4.04%) 2nd Line Support
12 19 (4.04%) Systems Administrator
13 18 (3.83%) Storage Specialist
14 15 (3.19%) Systems Support
14 15 (3.19%) Applications Developer
15 14 (2.98%) Support Manager
16 13 (2.77%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (8.72%) .NET
2 38 (8.09%) Web Services
3 24 (5.11%) Middleware
4 22 (4.68%) .NET Framework
5 17 (3.62%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 17 (3.62%) .NET Remoting
5 17 (3.62%) WCF
5 17 (3.62%) LINQ
5 17 (3.62%) ASP.NET
6 13 (2.77%) RESTful
7 11 (2.34%) XML
8 10 (2.13%) XSLT
9 9 (1.91%) WinForms
9 9 (1.91%) XSD
9 9 (1.91%) SOAP
10 6 (1.28%) HTML
11 4 (0.85%) CSS
11 4 (0.85%) AngularJS
12 3 (0.64%) Ruby on Rails
12 3 (0.64%) Grails
Miscellaneous
1 45 (9.57%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (4.68%) Management Information System
3 19 (4.04%) Computer Science
4 11 (2.34%) Life Science
5 7 (1.49%) CLARiiON
6 6 (1.28%) Client/Server
6 6 (1.28%) e-Health
6 6 (1.28%) Statistics
7 5 (1.06%) EMC Centera
7 5 (1.06%) Performance Metrics
7 5 (1.06%) Symmetrix DMX
7 5 (1.06%) Replication
8 4 (0.85%) Mobile App
8 4 (0.85%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.43%) Blackberry
9 2 (0.43%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.43%) Handset
9 2 (0.43%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (0.43%) VSAM
9 2 (0.43%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 116 (24.68%) Windows
2 46 (9.79%) UNIX
3 29 (6.17%) Linux
4 27 (5.74%) Windows XP
4 27 (5.74%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (4.04%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (3.19%) Windows 7
6 15 (3.19%) Windows Server 2003
7 13 (2.77%) Windows Vista
8 12 (2.55%) AIX
9 11 (2.34%) Windows 8
10 4 (0.85%) Windows 2000 Server
11 3 (0.64%) Windows Mobile
12 2 (0.43%) HPUX
12 2 (0.43%) Solaris
12 2 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 181 (38.51%) ITIL
2 105 (22.34%) Service Delivery
3 91 (19.36%) Service Management
4 54 (11.49%) Change Management
5 52 (11.06%) Disaster Recovery
5 52 (11.06%) Project Management
6 47 (10.00%) Risk Management
7 45 (9.57%) Problem Management
8 41 (8.72%) Stakeholder Management
9 38 (8.09%) Agile Software Development
10 28 (5.96%) Incident Management
10 28 (5.96%) Business Intelligence
10 28 (5.96%) Time Management
11 24 (5.11%) Performance Tuning
12 23 (4.89%) Content Management
13 22 (4.68%) OO
14 21 (4.47%) Business Analysis
14 21 (4.47%) Data Protection
15 20 (4.26%) Coaching
16 19 (4.04%) Customer Engagement
Programming Languages
1 112 (23.83%) SQL
2 43 (9.15%) Java
3 38 (8.09%) C#
4 25 (5.32%) T-SQL
5 23 (4.89%) JavaScript
6 17 (3.62%) VB
7 12 (2.55%) VB.NET
7 12 (2.55%) ABAP
8 9 (1.91%) Shell Script
8 9 (1.91%) XPath
8 9 (1.91%) PL/SQL
9 8 (1.70%) PowerShell
10 5 (1.06%) Ruby
11 4 (0.85%) PHP
12 3 (0.64%) Korn
12 3 (0.64%) Python
12 3 (0.64%) Perl
13 2 (0.43%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.21%) C
14 1 (0.21%) C++
Qualifications
1 53 (11.28%) Degree
2 36 (7.66%) Security Cleared
3 30 (6.38%) Cisco Certification
4 29 (6.17%) Microsoft Certification
4 29 (6.17%) ITIL Certification
4 29 (6.17%) MCP
5 27 (5.74%) SC Cleared
6 21 (4.47%) CCNA
7 18 (3.83%) MCSE
8 16 (3.40%) MCITP
9 15 (3.19%) MCSA
9 15 (3.19%) CCNP
10 14 (2.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 13 (2.77%) MCTS
12 10 (2.13%) ACCA
12 10 (2.13%) CISM
12 10 (2.13%) CIMA
12 10 (2.13%) ISEB
12 10 (2.13%) CISSP
13 8 (1.70%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 6 (1.28%) QA
3 4 (0.85%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.21%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.21%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 72 (15.32%) Active Directory
2 51 (10.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (2.55%) Hyper-V
4 8 (1.70%) VMware Server
4 8 (1.70%) VMware ESX
5 6 (1.28%) VMFS
5 6 (1.28%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (1.28%) vCloud
6 5 (1.06%) Firmware
7 3 (0.64%) Terminal Services
7 3 (0.64%) vSphere
8 2 (0.43%) Varnish
8 2 (0.43%) Postfix
8 2 (0.43%) Squid
8 2 (0.43%) MetaFrame
9 1 (0.21%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.21%) NFS
9 1 (0.21%) Oracle RMAN
9 1 (0.21%) Xen
9 1 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 19 (4.04%) SCCM
2 13 (2.77%) OpenView
3 11 (2.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 10 (2.13%) SCOM
5 9 (1.91%) Backup Exec
6 7 (1.49%) Nessus
7 3 (0.64%) Tivoli
7 3 (0.64%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 2 (0.43%) Nagios
8 2 (0.43%) TIBCO Hawk
8 2 (0.43%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 2 (0.43%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.43%) ServiceCenter
8 2 (0.43%) Puppet
8 2 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.43%) Icinga
9 1 (0.21%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.21%) Cisco UCCX
9 1 (0.21%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (0.21%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 138 (29.36%) Microsoft
2 67 (14.26%) Oracle
3 57 (12.13%) VMware
4 50 (10.64%) HP
5 45 (9.57%) Cisco
6 30 (6.38%) NetApp
7 27 (5.74%) EMC
7 27 (5.74%) Citrix
8 26 (5.53%) IBM
9 25 (5.32%) Symantec
10 21 (4.47%) SAP
11 17 (3.62%) Informatica
12 15 (3.19%) Brocade
13 14 (2.98%) Teradata
14 11 (2.34%) Lotus
15 10 (2.13%) Juniper
15 10 (2.13%) Hitachi
16 9 (1.91%) McAfee
17 8 (1.70%) Sophos
18 7 (1.49%) Websense
Oldham
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £18500.00 - £19000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Salford, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + Benefirs
Posted: 2 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
LA International
Salary: £27000 - £34000 per annum + Application Support Analyst
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £46000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
@ITS
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Oldham
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £16000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefirs
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + +Great Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool
Capita - ITPS
Salary: £21000 - £23000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Oxbridge Answers
Salary: c55-65,000
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Salary: £45000.0000 - £50000.0000 per annum + Company car
Posted: 6 days ago
Stockport
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + bens
Posted: 9 days ago
Greater Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £18000.00 - £19500.00 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Your Housing Group
Salary: From £30,434 to £32,751 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Greater Manchester
Venn Group - UK
Posted: 18 days ago
Cumbria
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago
Cumbria
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £55000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago